Document ReferenceMS 32
TitleManuscript volume recording customs of the Manor of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire c.1818
Extent1 volume
AbstractThe manuscript volume contains an early 19th century copy of a customary for the manor of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, made in 1304.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryA customary for the manor of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire was apparently compiled in 1304; a 15th-century copy of it exists in the archive of the Dukes of Portland in Nottinghamshire Archives (DD/P/17/68), which also holds an 18th-century copy in English (DD/P/6/1/30/50). The present copy, which is entitled 'Costomes of the Manor of Mansfield' on its outer cover, was presumably copied from the same source, but supplies no information about its creation beyond the concluding statement 'ex[ecute]d G.M.'. The copy was said, on acquisition, to date from c. 1818, but the evidence for this statement is not known. The paper and binding suggest early 19th or late 18th century.
Custodial HistoryThe volume was acquired by the library of University College Nottingham (now the University of Nottingham), in about 1938.
DescriptionManuscript volume bound in calf (rebacked) entitled 'Costomes of the Mannor of Mansfeyld'. It starts with a note about the burning of Mansfield Wodehouse in 1304 and continues with details of the practices and rulings of the manorial court, with particular reference to matters of land tenure and inheritance, social responsibility and court procedures.
MgtGroupGenealogical and local history
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
TermManors - England - Nottinghamshire
Manorial courts - England - Mansfield
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialManorial court records for Mansfield can be found in the papers of the Dukes of Portland held at Nottinghamshire Archives
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